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Rioja Tapas Fantasticas 2014

Restaurants

Please see below for the restaurants that exhibited at this year's festival!

Bar Esteban
Bringing sunny Spanish charm to Crouch End, Bar Esteban blends the warmth and energy of Barcelona with edgy Brooklyn cool. Described as ‘… Brooklyn meets Barcelona in North London’ by the Independent, Bar Esteban serves top quality tapas and uses the best available ingredients accompanied by a specially selected wine list.

Bravas Tapas
Bravas Tapas has combined a unique dining experience with the scenic marina at St Katherine’s Dock. Chef Victor Garvey has created a Spanish menu with a contemporary twist. This tapas restaurant boasts quality food, drink and a rustic casual environment.

Barcelona Tapas Restaurante

Founded in 1991, Barcelona Tapas Bars are a family run chain with two restaurants in the City of London and one in Dulwich, South London.

Barcelona Tapas has a superb selection of Rioja along with a great selection of traditional and modern tapas. Their Arroz Negre (black rice with squid ink) and Carrilleras (Ibérico pigs cheek) are must haves!

Bar Tozino

Located under the Victorian railway arches on Maltby Street, near Tower Bridge, Bar Tozino is a truly authentic jamón bodega.

The main menu showcases the best of Spanish produce: charcuterie, cheeses, cured fish, vegetables and at least 5 different hams hand-carved to order. The kitchen also produces a small selection of traditional tapas dishes all to be enjoyed with one of their carefully selected wines.

Bar Y Tapas
Bar Y Tapas restaurants bring a taste of Spain to the UK. Priding themselves on quality, authentic, and traditional Spanish cuisine, the Bar Y Tapas group is renowned for innovation in Spanish food, delivering an authentic experience, and bringing the Spanish party atmosphere to its restaurants. Fun, food, and fiesta is the name of the game for Bar Y Tapas… ¡Qué aproveche!

Camino

Experience the life, soul and tastes of Spain at award-winning Spanish bar and restaurant Camino. Their creative and seasonal all day tapas menu from Executive Chef Nacho del Campo is inspired by their frequent journeys to Spain, using the finest local or Spanish produce. Find their colourful and lively locations at King’s Cross, Blackfriars and Monument.

Churros Garcia

Amazing fresh churros are made and served the way ‘Mama’ taught them in her churros stall over 40 years ago – served hot, sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon (optional) and accompanied by hot Valor dipping chocolate.  The churros are vegan and can be prepared for diabetics.

Runners up in the London Lifestyle Awards 2013, finalists in 2010 Street Food Awards and often involved in diverse projects ranging from red carpet film openings to collaboration with the British Museum and BBC Radio 4 these churros are not to be missed!

Donostia Social Club

The world’s first and only street food van, pop up restaurant and tapas/pintxos bar in one, bringing Basque inspired small plates to the streets of London in their Classic Citroen H van. Come and try fantastic food inspire by the love of all things Basque!

El Cantara

El Cantara is the pioneer of the Moorish dining concept in the UK, based on sharing foods from two different cultures the menu takes its influence from Southern Spanish and Northern Moroccan cuisines. The food features a range of Tapas with its signature dishes being delicious Pastilla and Beef Menudo.

Jamón Jamón

Street traders from Portobello Market, Jamón Jamón have been making delicious paella from scratch right in front of you since 2004. Using traditional recipes, with lots of crusty soccaratthe

caramelised rice on the bottom of the pan and no tricks, just honest, good cooking. See you for lunch! ¡Olé!

José

José Pizarro is the Chef Patron of the award-winning José and Pizarro restaurants on Bermondsey Street.  José is a busy, informal tapas bar serving up bold rustic tapas dishes such as Prawns with Chilli and Garlic, Meatballs with Orange and pretty little salad plates.  Pizarro is a bigger restaurant (taking reservations) with a lively mix of bar seating, sociable sharing tables and private dining, serving up daily specials and classic dishes plus new favourites such as the Bermondsey Bomb.  There is also a focus on good Cavas and Spanish regional wines at Pizarro, while José showcases stunning varieties of sherry from around Spain

Morito
Morito has been serving delicious and innovative tapas in the heart of London’s Exmouth Market for over three years. Described by Times critic Giles Coren as “supercool and modest, and as much like a brilliant little backstreet place in Spain as you’ll find in this country”, Sam and Sam Clark’s tapas bar packs a big culinary punch, attracting critical acclaim and constant queues.

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